Lateral Investment: Where Should We Start

Lateral Capital invests principally alongside Angel, Accelerator and Industry groups across the U.S. Because of this, we encourage companies looking for Early Stage investment from us to start with one of the Angel organizations. We occasionally invest in companies we meet directly, through trade shows or industry contacts. However, we usually refer them to one of our Angel group connections; depending on where they are located, etc. Remember, we have very limited capacity to consider companies directly and that in any case, we always make the same initial investment of $100,000.

Each of the Angel organizations below has 30-100 members who have broad-based experience and deep knowledge in multiple areas. Each of them has their own process for reviewing new companies. We follow what they do and indicate interest early in any company that fits our strategy.

GroupLocationWebsite
Tamiami AngelsNapleswww.tamiamiangels.com
Band of AngelsPalo Altowww.bandangels.com
Seraph GroupAtlantawww.seraphgroup.net
Gopher AngelsMinneapoliswww.gopherangels.com
Golden SeedsNew Yorkwww.goldenseeds.com
Central Texas AngelsAustinwww.centraltexasangelnetwork.com
SXSW AcceleratorAustinwww.sxsw.com
Tech Coast AngelsLos Angeleswww.techcoastangels.com
Biotechnology Innovation Organization Washingtonwww.bio.org
Band of AngelsPalo Altowww.bandangels.com
Queen City AngelsCincinnatiwww.qca.com

BIO is the leading trade association in Biotech. They showcase dozens of Early Stage companies in this industry.